By Published On: 20 Oct 2021

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Silversea have revealed an all-new wellness program that embraces the cruise line’s Italian heritage. Known as Otium it will debut on Silver Dawn, taking inspiration from the lifestyles of the ancient Romans.

In Roman culture otium was a time of leisure, when people bathed, conversed, sung, theorised, ate, drank and relaxed. Now Otium will be a part of Silversea’s luxury lifestyle on the forthcoming Silver Dawn cruise ship.

“Otium will transform the way guests relax and enjoy their personal space. It will be an elevation of our already high levels of comfort.”

Barbara Muckermann – Chief Commercial Officer of Silversea Cruises.

Silversea tell us Otium will enhance every aspect of the on board experience from spa to private suites. In fact, there will be a reimagined spa, an in-suite Otium bathing ritual and even an Otium balcony experience.

The Otium caviar service will be available on Silver Dawn.
The Otium caviar service will be available on Silver Dawn.

An otium inspired spa on Silver Dawn

Indeed, Silver Dawn’s spa will be designed with Otium indulgences in mind. There will be champagne and caviar in the thermal areas and new indulgent treatments will also be available.

Silversea’s Otium bathing philosophy

The Otium indulgence will extend to guests suites with a new bespoke bathing experience. Here, butlers will draw relaxing baths and there will be Otium bathrobes as well as exclusive bath salts and soothing candle lights.

Bath salts are part of the Otium bathing ritual.
Bath salts will be part of the Otium bathing ritual on Silver Dawn.

New Silversea Otium balcony experience

There will also be a signature Otium balcony experience, designed to encourage cruisers to slow down and enjoy the view. These curated pampering experiences will vary according to the climate. In cool weather there will be cashmere blankets as well as delectable appetisers. Not to mention the first hot chocolate menu at sea.

Otium inspired hot chocolate.
Otium inspired hot chocolate.
Otium means indulgent coctails on the balcony.
Otium means indulgent coctails in warmer weather.

In warmer climes the Otium experience will incorporate refreshing body mists, cocktails and gourmet bites as well as luxurious sun creams.

Otium in-room dining

The Silversea Otium philosophy will even extend to in-room dining, designed to enhance guests’ movie nights. There will be pre-dinner aperitifs, not to mention treats like lobster and caviar in brioche rolls as well as gourmet popcorn.

Lobster and caviar brioche à la Otium.
Lobster and caviar brioche à la Otium.
Otium gourmet popcorn on movie nights.
Silver Dawn guests can enjoy Otium gourmet popcorn on movie nights.

Silversea tell us that Otium will permeate every moment of the cruise experience. It will debut on Silver Dawn in March 2022. For more informatin vista the Otium page on the Silvesea website.

About the Author: Jason Kerr

Jason is the founder and Managing Editor of The Luxury Cruise Review. He has a passion for travel, a weakness for espresso coffee and a love of Greek cuisine.

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